Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Femi Owolabi

    How mob burnt man, attacked police at Mushin tunnel suspected to be used by kidnappers

How mob burnt man, attacked police at Mushin tunnel suspected to be used by kidnappers

In the early hours of Wednesday, an irate mob grabbed three persons believed to be kidnappers around a tunnel at Challenge in the Mushin area of Lagos state.By the time normalcy was restored, one person had been killed, while two others landed in the hospital as a result of the injuries sustained.This happened few weeks after two persons suspected to [...]

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    FG budgeted N4.9bn for environmental services in Aso Rock — yet rodents found their way to Buhari’s office

FG budgeted N4.9bn for environmental services in Aso Rock — yet rodents found their way to Buhari’s office

On Monday, a presidential source told TheCable that President Muhammadu Buhari — who just returned after a three-month medical vacation in London — will be working from his residence in Aso Rock.The reason given for this was renovations in the president’s office.However, Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has come out with the news [...]

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    ASUU strike: We didn’t fulfil our promise, minister of education confesses

ASUU strike: We didn’t fulfil our promise, minister of education confesses

Adamu Adamu, minister of education, says the government has failed on its own part to work with agreements reached with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).Speaking after the federal executive council meeting in Abuja, Adamu said it is painful seeing the union embark on strike while he is a minister.“Late last year, we had a meeting because ASUU gave [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: Teachers, parents reconstructing classrooms in Plateau school ‘abandoned’ by govt

INVESTIGATION: Teachers, parents reconstructing classrooms in Plateau school ‘abandoned’ by govt

Classrooms in RCM primary school, Dawaki, obviously, count among the 8,981 bad classrooms which the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) confirmed in Plateau state in 2010.The school, established in 1945, and standing at the entrance of Dawaki, Kanke local government area, is now, structurally, a shadow of itself.The last time the school benefited from government’s special intervention was in 2003, [...]

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    Untold story of Ile-Zik ‘ritualists’ den’

Untold story of Ile-Zik ‘ritualists’ den’

Just two days after two persons suspected to be kidnappers were burnt to death in Ijaiye area of Lagos, two other persons were in the early hours of Friday set ablaze at the Ile-Zik area of Lagos. Both Ile-Zik and Ijaiye are along the busy Lagos-Abeokuta express way where many residents believe the tunnels beneath the road are interconnected and [...]

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    Residents divided over Lagos ‘kidnappers’ den’ as hoodlums embark on looting spree

Residents divided over Lagos ‘kidnappers’ den’ as hoodlums embark on looting spree

Residents, passersby and security operatives were still along the Ijaiye-Ojokoro axis of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway when TheCable visited on Wednesday. Many of them were waiting to get a hold on the kidnapper that would emerge from the tunnel.On Tuesday, Tunji Disu, commander, rapid response squad (RRS) and his men had stormed the area after residents claimed that kidnappers may have [...]

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    Aluu 4: Court sentences three to death

Aluu 4: Court sentences three to death

A federal high court in Rivers state has found three persons guilty of the murder of four students of the University of Port-Harcourt.The students - Lloyd Toku-Mike, 19, Tekena Friday Elkanah, 20, Ugonna Kelechi Obuzor, 18, and Chidiala Loroson Biringa, 20 - were beaten and eventually killed for alleged robbery in 2012.Ledan Nyordee, the judge, sentenced those found guilty to death.They [...]

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    Zamfara awards contracts for rehabilitation of primary schools

Zamfara awards contracts for rehabilitation of primary schools

The Zamfara state government has awarded contracts for the renovation and reconstruction of primary schools across the 14 local government areas of the state.This is coming a week after TheCable published an investigation into how the government snubbed recommendations which Zamfara state primary education assessment committee (ZSPEAC) submitted to it in 2012.Chaired by Tukur Adamu, a professor, the committee found [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: Despite perpetually poor results, Zamfara snubs proposed education reforms

INVESTIGATION: Despite perpetually poor results, Zamfara snubs proposed education reforms

Zamfara state government has done little or nothing on the recommendations submitted by a 24-man committee tasked, in 2012, to carry out an extensive assessment of the state’s primary education, TheCable can report.Carved out of Sokoto state in 1996, Nigeria’s north-western state of Zamfara, since creation, has been on the list of educationally less developed states.In a 134-page document obtained [...]

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    We spoke two days before her abduction, says journalist who saw neighbour in Boko Haram video

We spoke two days before her abduction, says journalist who saw neighbour in Boko Haram video

Jack Vince, a journalist based in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, says one of the abducted women in the video recently released by Boko Haram is his neighbour.Vince said he spoke with the woman identified as Deborah Philibus two days before she was abducted.Philibus, a primary school teacher, was kidnapped from a convoy conveying a corpse of a deceased policewoman to Adamawa state, [...]

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    It’s tough raising N1bn in recession — but LAUTECH alumni won’t back down

It’s tough raising N1bn in recession — but LAUTECH alumni won’t back down

For months now, thousands of students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, have been at home. The school’s academic session has been on and off for almost two years -- the university last graduated students in 2015.LAUTECH, jointly owned by Oyo and Osun states, has suffered lack of funding in the past years, and this time, members of [...]

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